Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, has informed Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko that participants in the Tokyo Games pose no risk of coronavirus infection to others.
Koike and Bach met at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on Thursday afternoon.
According to Bach, the Games will be “the most restrictive sports event ever in the world.” He went on to say that the Olympic Committee wants to avoid putting the people of Tokyo and the rest of Japan in danger.
He emphasized that the strict infection-prevention rules outlined in the Tokyo 2020 playbooks are effective and are being enforced.
He stated that upon arrival in Japan, all athletes and delegation members are tested.
Bach went on to say that those who tested positive were immediately isolated, and their close contacts were subjected to relevant quarantine protocols, ensuring that “the risk for the other residents of the Olympic village and the Japanese people is zero.”
With only eight days until the Olympics, Tokyo is “fighting various numbers” to combat the coronavirus, according to Koike.
She promised to implement comprehensive, effective anti-virus measures to protect the health and lives of those traveling all the way to Tokyo from other countries, as well as the people of Tokyo and Japan.
She believes in the power of sports and believes that the Olympics in Tokyo will be thrilling for people all over the world.